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New research reveals Liverpool is the UK city with the biggest love for the high street

1 year ago

By The Guide Liverpool

New research reveals Liverpool is the UK city with the biggest love for the high street

Liverpool has been ranked number one for high street shopping in the UK in a poll which analysed the 30 most populated cities in the country.

Liverpool BID Company says the cities strength when it comes to the high street is down to “its varied offer”

Liverpool is the UK city still holding on to the high street the most, with residents doing more high street spending than anywhere else in the UK. It received a spending score of 134 (compared to a pre-lockdown baseline of 100) which was higher than any other city on the list, as well as beating most other cities when it comes to the number of vacant high street services (just 12%).

Meanwhile, Coventry was revealed as the UK city with the least appreciation for the high street, followed by Reading and Birmingham. All three cities scored poorly for high street spending, which isn’t surprising considering they also saw some of the lowest high street footfall in the country.

Bill Addy, Chief Executive of Liverpool BID Company said:

“Liverpool’s strength really comes from its varied offer. We know from spend and footfall data that people come to do a bit of shopping, stay for lunch, or meet after work, head to see a film or a show. Liverpool’s High Street really is at the heart of the city’s mixed use economy. That’s what modern retail needs to be, fitting in with the wider needs that people want from a city centre.”

They want to experience more than a transaction, but to be able to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer. It’s such a pull and a draw. We invest in continually improving and evolving the public realm, making sure the city centre is a welcoming place. What we’ve really discovered post Covid is that it’s so valuable for us to continue to talk to our Levy Payers and partners to ensure the city centre is working both for business but also for the visitors, shoppers and consumers who choose to spend their time here.”

Small Business Prices which completed the research helps small business owners in the UK to find and compare accurate pricing information across a wide range of products and services, helping them choose the best assets to grow their business. 

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